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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Issue with long hair

The problem i have with the long hair is when Tucker goes to the bathroom a lot of the time it gets stuck in his hair on his tail and butt area.. can I avoid this?

I am getting so sick of cleaning it and having him run back into the house with out me checking it.. eeww

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 06:04 PM
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Is Tucker's food too rich? I've only had a problem with stools sticking in the hair when the stools are soft. I had a dog that couldn't handle Innova because it was too rich and gave him loose stools. Fromm Family Foods and Wellness have been good in regard to stool firmness.

Only for dogs will I talk about stools over and over again.
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Hmmm, Kimberly, I've always had this trouble with Tucker--in fact, it's the reason (the ONLY reason) I consider cutting his coat. Just today I was watching as he walked away, wondering how I could cut his hair down his backside and not have to cut the rest of his coat without him looking ridiculous. I LOVE the full coat!!

The best results I get are with raw, Nature's Variety; he now doesn't get diarrhea, but he does still have soft enough stools that they often stick and I have to help him, then give him aback-side bath.

I'm going to try the Wellness you recommend, and see if that might be a miracle cure for him. Anything else to recommend? I can't find Fromm's here. You have to order that food, don't you? I wonder if they have samples...

I've tried everything I could, even got a consultation with Sabine. She figures he was an unusual system that needs the high bone content that NV has.

(He won't eat pumpkin. He's on enzymes-do you have any to recommend as being the BEST? )

I'd be thrilled for more ideas from you!!!

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Other than changing the dog's food, how about trimming around the anus and some of the longer tail hairs? A full coat is lovely and can still look great with a few 'sanitary' trims here and there. If you cut short or shave the belly hair, around the penis, you can avoid some of that urine smell that seems to get in there. I have that issue with Ricky, so I cut the belly hair as short as I can.

If you hold the tail at an angle from the body, you can trim those hairs that are close to his bum as well as some of the hair below the anus, where you might get some poo stuck.




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Is Tucker's food too rich? I've only had a problem with stools sticking in the hair when the stools are soft. I had a dog that couldn't handle Innova because it was too rich and gave him loose stools. Fromm Family Foods and Wellness have been good in regard to stool firmness.

Only for dogs will I talk about stools over and over again.
Same thing happened to Oliver

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That's one of the reasons I keep Stella in a short cut. I'd love to have her sport the full coat but it's just not practical for me.

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Wow - I am surprised to hear about soft stools on the NV raw. Ever since Lola has been on it she drops out six or seven little acorns every morning and evening and that is it. Hard, no gland trouble, even when she has held it for a long time, the consistency is still firm. I guess every dog's system is unique.

No danglers as she is in a short cut. Mommie could not deal.

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Me too, and my girls are on raw, very hard, well formed stools and the poop still gets stuck in Smarty's region between the butt and her girly part.

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DH had to give a "Butt Bath" today....he took Dexter outside while I was on the phone, so he had to take care of the poop problem.

I have not had a problem with Dexter lately, but I did trim the hind end hair a little shorter today....you can't even tell. Anyway..... the way the hair grows out near the hind end it is so poofy, no wonder stool would get stuck! So I trimmed the hair around this area.

And.... as long as the stool is firm, you really should not have a problem with daily "Butt Baths."


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I can't figure out why the formed stools stick so bad, either. Sandi, Tucker's seems to be coated with something sticky-ish, I've thought it might be the anal gland scent that makes it stick to the hair... ??

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